Two policemen, Sergeant Ogunbiyi Agbabu and Inspector Eheziekia Abiona, who returned N5m that fell of a moving bullion van sometime between late 2015 and early 2016 in Lagos, have been promoted by the Nigeria Police Force alongside four others.
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Then attached to Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Unit, (Task Force), Ogunbiyi and Eheziekia returned N5m they found after the money dropped from a moving bullion van along Lagos State House of Assembly Complex, Alausa, Ikeja.
Consequently, the Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force Superintendent of Police, SO, Olayinka Egbeyemi recommended them for promotion.
And in a statement the Head of Press and Public Relations Unit of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Ikechukwu Ani, released on Friday, the commission announced their promotion alongside, CSP Sulaiman Muhammad Abdul, CSP. Olusoji Akinbayo, Inspector Sunday Idowu, and DSP Mu’awuyya A. Abubakar,
The statement reads: “The Police Service Commission has promoted six senior police officers who have shown rare and exemplary courage to resist corruption.The Commission approved the promotion of CSP Sulaiman Muhammad Abdul to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police for his outstanding performance in the fight against corruption.
“CSP Abdul currently with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in the course of his duty recovered a whopping sum of #42billion for the federal government. He had earlier been commended by the former Inspector General of Police and recommended for consideration by the Chairman of the EFCC.
“The Commission also approved the promotion of CSP. Olusoji Akinbayo to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police and Inspector Sunday Idowu to the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police for outstanding performance while serving at the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Abuja.
“Both officers were said to have rejected a bribe of $21 and another $12,900 from one Samuel Wilberforce. The officers, despite this huge inducement defied the temptation and arrested the pipeline vandals.”
It continued: “Their action has portrayed the Nigeria Police Force in good light as they exhibited professionalism, fearlessness and incorruptibility in the conduct of their assignment.
“DSP Mu’awuyya A. Abubakar of the Kano State Command was also promoted to the rank of Superintendent of Police. DSP Abubakar was in 2014 awarded the best Crime Bursting Police Officer by the African Leadership Awards and Security Watch Africa.
“He had earlier received a commendation letter from Mr. President for exceptional display of courage and gallantry in counter insurgency operation in Kano State.
“The PSC also approved the promotion of Inspector Eheziekia Abiona and Sergeant Ogunbiyi Agbabu to their next ranks. The officers who are attached to the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Unit (Task Force) were said to have recovered the sum of #5million that fell off a bullion van in November/December 2015.”